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Our feature presentation is Cornel West, giving the keynote speech at the opening session of the Annual Conference of the Jerusalem Fund and Palestine Center in Washington, DC. We include some Q&A. West is a professor, author and scholar who currently teaches at Union Theological Seminary in NYC. He previously taught at Yale, Harvard, and University of Paris. He is also a human rights activist who can be found demonstrating on the streets as well as teaching in the classroom. His major...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Cornel West, Jerusalem Fund, Palestine Center, Union Theological...
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In late October, the Israeli government declared six Palestinian human rights groups to be “terror organizations” – a designation that criminalizes their work under Israeli law and enables Israel to seize assets, arrest staff, prohibit funding, and punish public expressions of support and solidarity. With this terror designation, the Israeli government has escalated its longtime efforts to crush Palestinian organizations that document Israel’s ongoing violations of Palestinian human...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, call them terrorists, targeted NGOs, Jamil Dakwar, ACLU, Rabea Eghbariah,...
The magnitude of US support, in light of the wealth of Israel, is obscene, and of course tragic for Palestine, which is the main victim of this huge military, the fifth largest in the world. Add to that the fact that Israel is the largest per capita importer and exporter of military hardware on the planet, you have to ask why. Why does the US send 3.8 billion dollars of military aid a year to a major manufacturer and distributor of arms to the international community? Why are US police being...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Susan Abulhawa, Israel, military hardware, 3.8 billion dollars, Edward...
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This week we continue our reporting on the machinations that took place within the Democratic Party over the recent vote to send Israel an additional one billion dollars for their military Iron Dome project. The US already sends Israel 3.8 billion dollars a year for weapons that they then must purchase from the United States, a very cozy arrangement. In a Mondoweiss podcast, this decision making process within the Democratic Party is dissected by Jewish Voice for Peace’s Washington...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Beth Miller, Jewish Voice for Peace, Iron Dome, Mondoweiss, Truth and...
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Today we talk with Palestinian story-teller Mona Hajjar Halaby. Though she currently lives in Berkeley, California, she writes of her ties to Palestine through the memories of her mother, and her frequent trips to Palestine over many years. Her recently published book: In My Mother's Footsteps: A Palestinian Refugee Returns Home.   From the description at shoppalestine.org:   ‘Refugees are like seeds that scatter in the wind, and land in different soils that become their reluctant homes’...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Mona Halaby, storyteller, Mother's footsteps, Palestinian refugee, Truth...
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Phil Weiss of Mondoweiss has written a troubling article documenting the power of the Jewish community in using its funding to control members of congress concerning their votes on of the flow of money to support Israel. Recent events give illustration to this phenomenon. We quote from that article. Next, our feature presentation this week is a speech by journalist Ian Williams, delivered at a forum sponsored by the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. It picks up on our examination of the...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Phil Weiss, Ian Williams, Washington Report, Middle East Affairs, flow of...
There's a shift within the last few years in the way that the Palestinian narrative is discussed in the media, on campuses, and on the streets of America. It is not dramatic, and has not yet affected Washington politics, but it is evolving. Today on This Week In Palestine, we take a deep dive into the dynamic with Tariq Kenney-Shawa who has studied the dynamic of this shift and discusses it on the Occupied Podcast recorded September 22nd, 2021 with Lara Friedman and Khaled Elgindy.
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Palestinian narrative, Tariq Kenney-Shawa, Lara Friedman, Khaled Elgindy,...
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This week we feature Zaha Hassan, who outlines how the Biden administration can break the Middle East peace impasse by adopting a rights-based -- rather than an Israel and its lobby based -- approach as the center of its strategy. Why has the current one-sided approach favoring Israel produced only serial failures? How would a rights-based approach transcend violence, dispossession, discrimination and occupation? What are the policy options? Why is a rights-based approach a far better look for...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Zaha Hassan, rights-based, favoring Israel, serial failures, policy...
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We have been covering the ongoing conversation concerning the Intersectionality of the movement for Black rights in the US, and the Liberation of Palestine from its occupation by Israel. We return to this theme this week with Daphne Muse who delivered this presentation as the 2020 Edward Said Memorial Lecture to the Jerusalem Fund and Palestine Center. Syed Arikat joins her in conversation. Daphne Muse is a writer, activist, educator, editor, social commentator and cultural broker. In February...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Daphne Muse, Syed Arikat, Edward Said, Liberation of Palestine, Black...
What is happening inside Israel’s right wing government, and what role does violence and extremism play particularly in its domestic and regional policies and their execution in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza? Lara Friedman, President of the Foundation for Middle East Peace discusses this with Middle East scholar Elizabeth Jacar.
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Lara Friedman, Elizabeth Jacar, Israel's right wing government, violence,...
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Aug 17, 2021 Host John Roberts
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This week Professor Hatem Bazian casts a critical eye on some of the   myths that direct the Zionist narrative. He underscores how the racism   and inhumanity of the colonialist project and the inconsistencies of the Biblical narrative clash with archeological and historical reality that reveals truths that explode Zionist myths. Bazian is a professor of   Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies at the University of   California, Berkeley. In addition, he is co-founder and assistant  ...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Palestine, Hatem Bazian, Zionist myths, Zionist narrative, colonialist...
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Aug 10, 2021 Host John Roberts
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Today we discuss the current state of Palestinian leadership and how Palestinians are contending with multiple layers of authoritarian rule (Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and Hamas). What are the challenges to Palestinian liberation? What roles - positive and negative - do the Palestinian Authority and Hamas play? What role does Palestinian civil society play in mobilizing against Israel and the PA? What can Palestinian resistance to Israel look like? What is behind Hamas’s rise in...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Liberation, Leadership, authoritarian rule, Lara Friedman, Foundation for...
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This week we bring back one of the most articulate, and passionate   Palestinian advocates who gives expression to the Palestinian narrative   every day. Ali Abunimah, journalist and co-founder of the Electronic   Intifada, is interviewed on a podcast colorfully named "Left Bitches who are right." It's hosted by Anissa Naouai, Ryan Wentz, Amanda Getty,   Erica Marable and Gregory Haddock.   Palestine is rising, resisting and rejecting Israel's racist colonial   occupation...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada, Left Bitches, Anissa Naouai, Ryan...
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Comedy is often that teaspoon of sugar that helps the medicine go down. It can speak truth, it can educate, it can convince while making people laugh, often at themselves. It has enormous power of persuasion. This week we feature two amazing women Comediennes discussing the power of comedy as resistance, as a mechanism for change, as a way to speak truth, perhaps with a little sugar to make that truth go down. Noam Shuster is an Israeli who grew up in a unique village that is equally part...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Comedy, Palestinian Rights, Noam Shuster, Mayoon Zayid, Comediennes,...
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Today we feature the main presentations of the Hisham Sharabi Memorial Symposium sponsored by the Palestine Center in Washington DC and held in May, 2021. Three presenters discuss their thoughts on how the new Biden administration will impact the future of Palestine, how Trump altered the right on the question of Israel, increasing support for Palestine among Democratic voters, and the current dynamics and politics on the ground in Palestine. The presentations are by Michael Arria, US...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Hisham Sharabi, Michael Arria, Omar Baddar, Lamis Deek, Biden, Trump,...
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Today our Palestinian voices are those of two remarkable women who are part of the Palestinian 20% who live in what they call 'Palestine 48,' and others call Israel. They speak about Resistance in 'Palestine 48' in an edited forum moderated by Tufts University professor, Amahl Bishara. It begins with Amahl’s introduction of Rula Nasr-Mazzawi and Aiah Haj Odeh.
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Amahl Bishara, Rula Nasr-Mazzawi, Aiah Haj Odeh, Palestine 48,...
Our featured speaker today, reporter Max Blumenthal, uses his investigative skills to document the abuse of the anti-Semitism accusation used to denigrate and delegitimize critics of Israel’s colonization and occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. He discusses this with Nora Barrows Friedman and Asa Winstanley on an Electronic Intifada podcast. Because of its length we unfortunately had to edit it down somewhat.
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Max Blumenthal, Nora Barrows Friedman, Asa Winstanley, Electronic...
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In the first segment we feature Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour and Black activist Marc Lamont Hill in an Al Jazeera recorded conversation on intersectionality,the linkage of the Palestinian rights movement with the movement for Black rights in the US. The second movement we focus on today is visibility of the Palestinian rights movement on US campuses today, in particular the development of the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) movement which has initiated immense pushback from...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Intersectionality, Linda Sarsour, Marc La mont Hill, visibility, Students...
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We begin this week with the question: What does the defeat of Netanyahu and the establishment of a new government in Israel mean for the Palestinian people living under occupation? What does it mean for the Palestinian people when one right wing faction takes over from another right wing faction? As is often the case on TWIP, We turn to Ali Abunimah, publisher of the Electronic Intifada, for his answer to the question. Here he is speaking on a news report from Amman, Jordon. In our feature...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ali Abunimah, Robin Kelly, Israeli Lobby, silence criticism, right wing,...
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Chomsky speaks of his early years growing up in an Orthodox Jewish family and then becoming involved in the struggles of challenging the state of Israel. This edited version begins with Noam Chomsky talking about his grandfather and the family’s flight from Nazi dominated Europe.
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Noam Chomsky, Peter Beinart, Orthodox Jewish, Nazi dominated Europe,...
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We feature reports on two incidents, which took place in the last few weeks, which are illustrative of this strategy. These incidents illustrate the depth of the Israeli Lobby’s strategy to obstruct the reach of the Palestinian BDS Movement in its attempts to shape Media reporting as it did in the Associated Press firing of Emily Wilder and through the development of state laws to outlaw the BDS Movement, as it has in Texas and other states.
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, BDS, Israeli Lobby, Israel Lobby, AP, Associated Press, Emily Wilder,...
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Mehdi Hasan, a British journalist, now a reporter on MSNBC, still   broadcasts his program Head to Head in Britain. He is a feisty,   well-informed, incisive interviewer whom we occasionally feature on TWIP, and will do so today. He goes Head to Head with Norman Finkelstein and   Jeff Halper in a contentious conversation on Boycott, Divestment and   Sanctions (BDS), and the two-state solution. So, hang on to your hats.
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Norman Finkelstein, Jeff Halper, BDS, two-state, 2-state, Mehdi Hasan,...
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It has been another horrendous week in Palestine as Israel continues its bombardment of Gaza. We have heard news reports of the relentless bombing of Gaza and the retaliation of Hamas as framed by the American media. What is behind this military assault? We play an Al Jazeera  news report that frames the issue from an Arab point of view. President Biden's response to this massacre is to mouth the Israeli talking point that  “Israel has the right to defend itself.” Really? The fifth most...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Abed Abusrour, Ali Velshi, Trevor Noah, Amy Goodman, Apartheid state,...
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The struggle to save Sheikh Jarrah for Palestinians is a long one. In   fact, in 2008, while on a delegation to Palestine, we personally visited Sheikh Jarrah during one of the earliest settler takeovers of a   Palestinian dwelling in the complex. Israeli settlers had literally   occupied a portion of a Palestinian home and lived there simultaneously   in the house while the original owners were still living there. This is   exactly what is still happening today as settlers are attempting...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Sheikh Jarrah, Aseel Al Bajeh, Budour Hassen, Ottoman Empire, Al Haq,...
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Today we continue our coverage of the recently concluded annual Washington Report on Middle East Affairs conference. We feature Mondoweiss founder Philip Weiss, who speaks on J Street and the limitations of Liberal Zionism. This is followed by Tom Suarez, who speaks on the weaponization of Anti-Semitism.
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Philip Weiss, Tom Suarez, J street, anti-semitism, liberal Zionism,...
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May 7, 2021 Host John Roberts
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Today we bring you the opening speakers at this year's annual conference of Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. In future episodes we expect to carry more speakers from this very special conference. Neither of these speakers mince words. They get right down to the awful facts of Israel's lethal criminality against Palestinians. Also mentioned: the complicity of Israel's US facilitators, defenders, and funders, including Congress and the President. And finally, the timidity and cowardice...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Susan Abulhawah, Walter Hixson, awful facts, complicity, timidity,...
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As a Palestinian youth, Sulaiman Khatib encountered the occupation in his village and attempted to fight back, stabbing an Israeli. Imprisoned at the age of 14, he began a process of political and spiritual transformation still unfolding today. Together with Penina Eilberg-Schwartz, an American Jew, they wrote a book, "In This Place Together." Khatib shares how his activism became deeply rooted in the belief that we must ground all work—from dialogue to direct action to healing—in...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Sulaiman Khatib, Penina Eilberg-Schwartz, In This Place Together, human...
Today we feature Palestinian Journalist and author Ali Abunimah in a podcast moderated by Misbah Khan that explores Palestinian identity, specifically Ali Abunimah’s identity as a Palestinian raised in the Diaspora. But first, from Abunimah's recent Electronic Intifada article: When AOC won an upset primary victory in June 2018, it came as a breath of fresh air for supporters of Palestinian rights. The month before she unseated a senior member of the Democratic Party, she had expressed her...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ali Abunimah, Palestinian identity, diaspora, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,...
What is happening with the Palestine Liberation Organization, the PLO? What is its relationship to the Palestinian Authority? What role does it play in Palestinian governance and politics? Palestinian podcaster Salem Barahmey discusses these questions and more with the PLO’s most visible member, Hanan Ashwari on the eve of her leaving the organization. Why is she leaving? Why now? It is a fascinating discussion. Also discussed: The Zionist lobby continues to exert pressure on American...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Salem Barahmey, Hanan Ashrawi, PLO, Butler University, Angela Davis,...
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There has been a process underway involving both Israelis and Palestinians to frame a plan to move forward to achieve one democratic, secular state in Palestine/Israel which guarantees equal rights to all its people regardless of race, ethnicity or religion who live between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea . One of those involved in this effort is Jeff Halper, an American-born anthropologist, author, lecturer, and political activist who was born and raised in Minnesota, but has lived...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Jeff Halper, Leila Farsakh, Michael Spath, One Democratic State,...
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Apr 2, 2021 Host John Roberts
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Today we take a long look at the prison culture in Palestine in an interview with Ramzy Baroud, author of the book, These Chains will be Broken. The power of the book, as with this interview, are the individual stories of these incarcerated Palestinians. The injustices inherent in the Israeli Military justice system tell the real story of the horror of living under military occupation. Last Wednesday, Israeli forces arrested five Palestinian children, ranging between the ages of 8 and 13, in...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ramzy Baroud, prison culture, These Chains will be Broken, military...
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This is episode 17 of the Miko Peled Podcast. Hear it and see closed caption subtitles at mikopeled.com/podcast/ . On this episode, Miko spoke with Wafa Ali Aludaina, a Gaza-based Palestinian journalist, manager of the foreign media unit at The Althorayya Institution for Media, a youth group organizer, manager of the October 16th Group in Palestine, founder of the Palestinian Eve Network, and an activist for Palestine. Wafa is also a mother of three children and lives in Gaza, Palestine, which...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Miko Peled, Wafa Ali Aludaina, Gaza, Althorayya Institution, October 16th...
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Mar 21, 2021 Host John Roberts
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For Palestinians the pervasive problem of the magnitude of the number of their people held as political prisoners by Israel is overwhelming. Almost every family has experienced at least one of its members being arrested and detained without charges, even children. They are subjected to the Israeli military justice system, not a civil system, as are Israelis. Today we tell the story of a Palestinian political prisoner, but this one, Ramy Shaath is being held in Egypt because of his political...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Noura Erakat, Ramy Shaaf, military justice, political prisoners, Egypt,...
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Mar 13, 2021 Host John Roberts
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Before we get into our forum on Gaza, here's an announcement of an important event coming up on Monday, March 22nd (2021): World Water Day. The Alliance for Water Justice is marking the day with a special virtual celebration they are calling Water, Health and Human Rights: Marking World Water Day, from the U.S. to Palestine. Keynote speaker is Rep. Rashida Tlaib who sponsored in Congress the "Emergency Water is a Human Right Act." Other Presenters include: Monica Lewis-Patrick, We the...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Gaza, Hamas, COVID19, Jehad Abusalim, Tania Hary, Omar Shaban, AFSC,...
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This is a tweaked rebroadcast from July 12. It's a difficult time for Palestinians, but then again, under occupation, it's always a difficult time for Palestinians. That is why we continue to marvel at the resiliency and passion for their land that seems to buoy them to continue their resistance against great odds. We certainly see that in Amer Zahr, our presenter this week, who gives voice to that resiliency and resistance of his people. ...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Amer Zahr, Salem Barameh, Palestinian Podcast, growing up Arab, Truth and...
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This morning we explore the complexities of the governance of Palestine under Israeli occupation in a forum sponsored by the Foundation for Middle East Peace. It features Issa Amro, Youth Against Settlements in Hebron, Noura Erakat, Palestinian activist and professor at Rutgers University, and Hagai El-Ad, Director of the Israeli Human Rights Organization, B’tselem. We begin with a question from Khaled Elgindy who moderates the session along with Lara Friedman.
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Issa Amro, Youth Against Settlements in Hebron, Noura Erakat, Hagai...
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In the waning hours of the Trump Administration, the Israeli government issued a significant slate of last-minute settlement approvals, including granting a tender for the construction of an East Jerusalem settlement (Givat Hamatos) long understood to be a “doomsday” settlement by those advocating for a two state solution. Given the centrality of Jerusalem to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, what do these latest settlement advancements say about the state of play in Jerusalem facing the...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, East Jerusalem, settlement, annexation, Foundation, Zena Agha, Middle...
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As we know, 20% the citizens of the state of Israel are Palestinians. As citizens, one of the few rights Palestinians have in this apartheid state is political representation in the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament. Palestinian members of the Knesset are a distinct minority, and are often criticized by other Palestinians of collaborating with the Israeli system that so severely discriminates against them. This morning we feature one those Palestinian members of the Knesset in an interview with...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Aida Touma-Sliman, Knesset, Salim Barameh, Dardashe, Israeli Paliament,...
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Today we feature a wide-ranging conversation between Phil Weiss, co-founder and driving force behind the Mondoweiss News Service, and Lia Tarachansky, an Israeli filmmaker, former Israel/Palestine correspondent for The Real News Network, and an anti-Zionist, pro-Palestinian activist. Weiss discusses his transformation from "normal" Jew to dedicated whistleblowing journalist. This Canadian broadcast was sponsored by the Ontario Focused Intervention Partnership.
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Phil Weiss, Lia Tarachansky, Mondoweiss, Real News Network, Ontario...
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In our broadcast today we continue our examination of Israel's so-called Normalization process. The Trump administration and the government of Israel, led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, have devised a Middle East "peace plan" without the involvement of Palestinian leaders, and have concluded agreements to normalize relations between Israel and a widening circle of Arab regimes -- the so-called "Abraham Accords." This program is taken from a webinar forum sponsored by...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Normalization, Ilan Pappe, Phyllis Bennis, Mark Braverman, Syed Mustafa...
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The Trump administration and the government of Israel, led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, have devised a Middle East peace plan without the involvement of Palestinian leaders, and have concluded agreements to normalize relations between Israel and a widening circle of Arab regimes -- the so-called "Abraham Accords." What are the prospects for this strategy? Can it succeed in breaking the deadlock in Middle East peacemaking? Or is it likely to exacerbate existing tensions...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Omar Dajani, normalize relations, widening circle, Arab regimes, Abraham...
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Many of us wonder what improvement (if any) of our government’s Israel-Palestine policy might happen as a result of Biden’s election. Listening to a clip of Biden speaking as a Senator some years back yields a first guess of “none.” Abunimah and Hixson discuss pertinent policy change questions in great detail. Abunimah is the co-founder and executive director of the widely acclaimed publication The Electronic Intifada (https://electronicintifada.net/), a nonprofit, independent online...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Walter Hixson, Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada, Israel's Armor,...
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Jan 6, 2021 Host John Roberts
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Today we focus on anti-Semitism, the Zionists definition of which has been broadened to include almost all criticism of Israel as well   as support of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The charge of anti-Semitism has been weaponized and is being used to squelch free speech on campuses as well as the wider community. This does a disservice not only to those are using legitimate, non violent actions   to resist the Israeli occupation, but a disservice to the Jewish people...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Peter Beinart, Nadia El-Haj, Rashid Khalidi, Antisemitism, Anti-Semitism,...
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Today we feature an in-depth interview with one of the most prodigious proponents of the Palestinian narrative who just happens to be an Israeli historian. Of course we are talking about Professor Ilan Pappe, whose major work, the Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, is a meticulously documented account of Israel’s military assault on Palestine in 1948. In this interview today, Pappe discusses recent events and political issues in Palestine with Michael Spath of the Indiana Center for Middle East...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ilan Pappe, Pappé, Ethnic Cleansing, Michael Spath, Indiana Center for...
Today we take a long look at the Palestinian struggle within the context of Israel’s recent campaign to "normalize" relations with a myriad of corruptly ruled Arab States, none of them friends of Palestine.  We feature a conversation with Grant Smith of the Washington Report on the Middle East and  As’ad Abu Khalil, Professor of Political Science at California State University. As you will hear, Professor Khalil, a Palestinian raised in Lebanon, has deep roots within the Middle...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Grant Smith, As'ad Abu Khalil, Asad Abu Khalil, Asad Khalil, normalize...
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This is Part 2 of Ali Abunimah speaking at the NY Forum on The Deal of The Century and the Ongoing Imperialist Attacks on Palestine. The full description, copied from Part 1, is as follows: Today we bring back one of the most progressive, and passionate Palestinian activists at work today in the US and around the world: Ali Abunimah, co-founder and driving force behind the Palestinian news service, The Electronic Intifada. He spoke at the New York Forum a few weeks ago for an hour and a half....
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada, New York Forum, Deal of the Century,...
Today we bring back one of the most progressive, and passionate Palestinian activists at work today in the US and around the world: Ali Abunimah, co-founder and driving force behind the Palestinian news service, The Electronic Intifada. He spoke at the New York Forum a few weeks ago for an hour and a half. He was introduced and prompted by a woman identifying herself as Maryanne of the People's Plan, NYC (peoplesculturalplan.org). Usually we would edit such a long presentation down to fit into...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada, New York Forum, Deal of the Century,...
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The Palestinian narrative is most genuine and most powerful when Palestinians tell their stories of resilience following the ethnic cleansing of their land by Israel in 1948. The love of their land and culture the hold that that love has over their lives resonates generation after generation, even for those who now, years later, live the diaspora. This love of their land and culture is the driving force behind their resistance to occupation. We came across an interview of Dr. Ahmed Abdulmadgeed...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ahmed Abdulmageed, Michael Spath, Indiana Center, resilence, ethnic...
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This annual conference was held on 11/7/2020 at the Palestine Center in Washington DC. Obviously, it's a very difficult subject. We will hear these voices: Said Arikat (moderating the panel), physician/activist Mustapha Barghouti, journalist Noar Odeh, and historian Ilan Pappe. For more conference content, go to: https://thejerusalemfund.org/events/upcoming/2020-palestine-center-annual-conference-the-future-of-palestine
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Said Arikat, Mustapha Bargouti, Noar Odeh, Ilan Pappe, Future of...
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This week our feature presentation is a re-broadcast of an interview shared with This Week In Palestine by the online video show The Arabic Hour. Moderator, local Palestinian activist, Nancy Murray, speaks with Palestinian activist, Nidal Al Azraq, and Black activist Ajamu Dillihunt focusing on the parallels between the Palestinian and Black struggles for freedom and equality. The conversation begins with Introductions by Nancy Murray. Regarding the audio distortion: No, it's not your radio!...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Nancy Murray, Nidal Al Azraq, Ajamu Dillihunt, parallels, Arabic Hour,...
We spend a good deal of time on This Week In Palestine analyzing and exposing the efforts of the Israeli Lobby to counter attempts by Palestinian organizations and voices to educate and organize on behalf of the Palestinian people who dare to resist the occupation of the Palestinian homeland by the Israeli military. One of the major efforts of this Israeli project is the censorship of speakers, forums, and organizing efforts by pro Palestinian organizations on US university campuses. It is a...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Heike Shotten, Leila Farsakh, Andrew Leong, Isaac Kamola, free speech,...
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In this new book, Israeli historian Adam Raz shatters the “conspiracy of silence” that surrounds the widespread Jewish looting of Palestinian property that took place in 1948. Drawing from materials he found in more than 30 archives, Raz documents how in the period around the 1948 War, Jewish civilians – who after the war became the founding generation of the state of Israel – pillaged private Palestinian property throughout the land. Raz also documents how, as the looting took place in...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Adam Raz, Looters, pillage, conspiracy of silence, founding generation,...
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This morning our Palestinian voice is that of Linda Sarsour, an unabashed Palestinian Muslim organizer and activist who was born and still lives in Brooklyn, NY. In conversation with Michael Spath, director of the Indiana Center for Middle East Peace, she discusses her history of activism and her recent book, We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders: A Memoir of Love and Resistance.
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Linda Sarsour, MIchael Spath, Bystanders, Love and Resistance, Truth and...
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This week we feature one of those historically great voices of the Palestinian people, Columbia University professor Edward Said, who passed away in 2003. He is recognized as one of the most prominent intellectuals of our time, and his interviews and writings are timeless. That is why we often return to Edward Said on this program. His voice needs to be heard today as much as when he was alive. He continues to teach. This morning you will hear Edward Said interviewed on Dutch television by...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Edward Said, 2003, Columbia University, Palestinian intellectual, gifted...
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Temple University Professor Marc Lamont Hill engages Columbia University Historian Rashid Khalidi in a 55-minute discussion of the concepts and claims in Khalidi's pathbreaking book, The Hundred Years War on Palestine. For a longer, extremely thorough talk by Khalidi alone, watch the video at https://youtu.be/yp1hxZMocS4. Explaining the book's title, the Balfour Declaration was issued in 1917, 100 years before Khalidi intended to finish this book. (It's still a hundred if you round to the...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Rashid Khalidi, Marc Lamont Hill, Hundred Years War, Palestine, Balfour,...
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This week we continue our examination of the Israeli Lobby which, for decades has distorted both the Israeli and Palestinian narrative to advance Israel’s colonization of Palestine. Its enormous power was manifested this past week when it pressured Facebook, Zoom and ultimately YouTube to deny their platforms to broadcast a pro Palestinian forum at San Francisco University. Backed by millions of dollars of funding, the Israeli Lobby has established a stranglehold on US Institutions of...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Walter Hixson, Mohammed Mohammed, Apartheid, Israeli Lobby, Palestine...
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Israel is spending millions of dollars to squash Campus organizing along with educational programs that challenge the fraudulent Israeli narrative. The fact that the Lobby already has the US government in its pocket is not exactly news. Now it's aiming at the Academy. Criticism of Israel is labeled anti-Semitic, and that trope triggers a reflexive response to once again make Israel the victim rather than the aggressor. This week we examine the work of the Palestinian grassroots uprising which...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Lara Friedman, Peter Beinart, Dimi Khalidi, Foundation for Middle East...
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Today we explore the use of propaganda to control the political discourse. In particular the use of propaganda by the Israeli Lobby to alter historical facts and put forth a narrative that, though false, suits their imperialistic agenda. Sut Jhally, Professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, has studied and taught the issue for years, and was interviewed in a Washington Report on the Middle East webinar by Grant Smith. If you have not seen Sut Jhally’s film, the...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Sut Jhally, Grant Smith, propaganda, Israeli Lobby, Occupation of the...
Today, Ali Abunimah joins Michael Spath, the director of the Indiana Center for Middle East Peace in conversation discussing current developments in Palestine. Israelis’ ongoing weekly protests against Netanyahu’s handling of the Covid-19 crisis ignore the brutal scene unfolding daily in the occupied West Bank. There have been at least 70 army raids over the last 2 weeks, including an Aug. 27 attack on the al-Fawwar refugee camp where a family was severely beaten and its money stolen.
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada, Michael Spath, Indiana Center, Khari...
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Today, increasingly, Rappers and Hip Artists are viewed as modern day truth tellers lauded and sometimes taunted for telling it like it is. Their dissection of our various cultures is often prophetic. After years of struggle Rap and Hip Hop artists have assumed their well-earned place in our artistic culture. Today we feature a conversation with Palestinian Rap artist, Tamer Nafar, one of the founders of the celebrated Palestinian Rap group, DAM, whose truth telling has created great...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Tamer Nafar, Salim Barameh, rap, hip hop, DAM, Palestinian Podcast, Truth...
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Coronavirus has not even slowed Israel's murderous oppression of Palestinians. Sharqawi and Estapé discuss its impact in Palestine, how the Palestinians are organizing themselves to continue resisting the occupation, and how we can help to put an end to international complicity with the Israeli apartheid regime. Plus a Mondoweiss article:If you care about Palestinian human rights, the Democratic Convention last week was a total heartbreak. The issue was never mentioned in any of the primetime...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Fayrouz Sharqawi, Alys Samson Estapé, COVID-19, Gaza, Coronavirus,...
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Aug 24, 2020 Host John Roberts
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Tom Suarez has written an important book exploring the roots of Zionism, a history largely denied by mainstream Zionists because of its dependence on terrorism to advance its agenda against the Palestinian people. The book is meticulously documented from British military archives, but despite its authenticity, Suarez is attacked almost everywhere he speaks or tries to speak. The accepted Zionist history and narrative that is proclaimed today is largely based on myth that cannot be documented...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Tom Suarez, Zionism, terrorism, British military archives, Argyle Street...
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This week we feature a conversation with Palestinian attorney, Diana Buttu, and Middle East analyst, Phyllis Bennis recorded at a British roundtable called Palestine Deep Dive. Among other things they discuss the possible impact of the upcoming US presidential election on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. This conversation was recorded, May 1 st , 2020.
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Aug 6, 2020 Host John Roberts
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This week we feature a conversation with one of the truly great investigative journalists of our time, Max Blumenthal. To guarantee his independence as a journalist he founded the Grayzone Project (thegrayzone.com), which allowed him to cut ties with the controlling corporate media. Because of that, his reporting is less exposed in main stream media, which too often refuses to accurately cover such areas as Venezuela, Syria, and of course Palestine. His books include The 51 Day War: Ruin and...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Max Blumenthal, Michael Spath, Grayzone Project, Truth and Justice Radio
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Aug 4, 2020 Host John Roberts
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Hanan Ashwari has been on the PLO Executive Committee and has often served as the voice of the PLO for decades and she is the featured Palestinian voice this morning, in conversation with Podcast producer Salem Barameh. Unfortunately the entire conversation is longer than the time we have, but you will hear most of it.
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Hanan Ashrawi, Salem Barameh, Palestine Podcast, PLO
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Josh Ruebner, who currently teaches at Georgetown University, for many years worked in the trenches of Washington, DC lobbying Congress on behalf of the Palestinian People for The US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, a national coalition of hundreds of groups working to advocate for Palestinian rights and a shift in US policy. Given this Congress, can you imagine a more difficult mission? He is also author of Shattered Hopes: Obama's Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace (Verso, 2013) and...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Josh Ruebner, Michael Spath, annexation, Indiana Center for Peace in the...
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Rula has received accolades for her groundbreaking work in Italy, the United States and across the Middle East. She was the first foreign anchorperson in the history of television news in Italy, where she went on to host multiple political talk shows. Since moving to the United States in 2009, Rula has been an on-air foreign policy analyst for MSNBC and a contributor to the Daily Beast, Newsweek and Salon.com, where her articles have reflected a deep knowledge of the Israeli-Palestinian...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Rula Jabreal, Salem Barameh, Palestinian Podcast, amazing Palestinian...
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It's a difficult time for Palestinians, but then again, under occupation, it's always a difficult time for Palestinians. That is why we continue to marvel at the resiliency and passion for their land that seems to buoy them to continue their resistance against great odds. We certainly see that in Amer Zahr, our presenter this week, who gives voice to that resiliency and resistance of his people. Amer Zahr is an Arab-American comedian, speaker, writer, academic, and adjunct professor of Law. He...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Amer Zahr, Salem Barameh, Palestinian Podcast, growing up Arab, Truth and...
We begin this week with the voice of Noura Erakat, a frequent guest on This Week In Palestine. She is a Palestinian attorney and professor at Rutgers University, and the cousin of Ahmed Erakat. Ahmed, 27, was recently gunned down and left unattended to bleed to death at a checkpoint on the West Bank, on his way to pick up his sister on her wedding day. He himself was to be married in the very near future. That checkpoint, like many others, cannot even remotely be claimed to protect Israelis...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ahmed Erakat, Noura Kerakat, Hatem Bazian, Dale Sprusansky, Democracy...
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Policing in America is under intense scrutiny in the wake of continuing demonstrations and non-violent displays of rage over the shooting of unarmed Black people. The restructuring of policing and our understanding of safety and security are at the heart of that scrutiny. The militarized, discriminatory practice of policing which is geared to control society has not and will not provide security and safety for everyone in that society. How did we get to this warped concept of security and...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Jeff Halper, Policing in America, War Against the People, Law and Order,...
Ramzy Baroud's new book is These Chains Will Be Broken. He observes that almost all Palestinians are imprisoned in one way or another. Before this: the bullies are at it again, this time in a massive effort to shut down the International Criminal Court. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have experienced life in Israel’s prisons since 1967, as did many more in previous decades during the course of the ongoing Israeli military occupation. Yet rarely has the story of their experiences in...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ramzy Baroud, Israeli jails, Palestinian prisoners, These Chains Will Be...
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Jun 11, 2020 Host John Roberts
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In this conversation, recorded recently at the Palestine Center in Washington DC, Rashid Khalidi discusses the content of his latest book, The Hundred Years' War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917–2017 . Khalidi, a Palestinian-American, is the Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University, and director of the Middle East Institute of Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs. His past books include Resurrecting Empire: Western...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Rashid Khalidi, Mohammad Mohammad, Palestine Center, Washington DC, Truth...
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Diana Buttu is a Palestinian-Canadian lawyer and a former spokesperson for the PLO in negotiations between Israeli and Palestinian organizations. She has since been associated with Stanford University, Harvard University, and the Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU). She currently lives in Ramallah. Here is Diana Buttu speaking at Harvard Law School on a "one-state solution." Before this, we begin with comments from Phil Weiss writing in Mondoweiss concerning Joe Biden’s...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Diana Buttu, Harvard Law School, PLO, Ramallah, one-state solution, Phil...
Our feature presentation today is a conversation between Israeli historian Ilan Pappé and Maha Rod of KinderUSA. They discuss the current situation in Gaza and throughout the West Bank during the COVID-19 pandemic, a matter of elevated concern, to say the least. We begin with Maha Rod outlining the work of KinderUSA in Gaza. Before this, we introduce the ongoing story of the Tufts University administration’s attack on Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). Once again, the Zionist forces...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ilan Pappé, Maha Rod, KinderUSA, COVID-19, Gaza, West Bank, Tufts...
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U.S. presidents, one after another, along with their flacks, continue ad nauseum to claim they support a "two-state solution" for the peoples living in historic Palestine. Enlightened Israelis and Palestinians know very well that such an option, if it ever existed, has long been foreclosed by Israel's ever-growing settler incursions, its apartheid wall, and much more. With generous U.S. support, Israel's so-called leadership has exploited the illusion of such an option to cheat its...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Jeff Halper, Awad Abdulfattah, Michael Spath, One State, two-state...
This week we present a webinar conversation sponsored by the Foundation for Middle East Peace. It features Dimi Khalidi, founder and director of the legal advocacy group, Palestine Legal; Lara Friedman, President of the Foundation for Middle East peace; and Peter Beinart, prolific journalist and author. They discuss the rampant ongoing attempts by various Jewish organizations to silence criticism of Israel on US campuses, and in general squash Palestinian advocacy. We begin with Peter...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Dimi Khalidi, Palestine Legal, Lara Friedman, Foundation for Middle East...
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The Corona Virus pandemic dominates the world’s attention and the media’s focus. So it is also in Palestine. This week we will present an inside look into the effects of the virus in Palestine, and particularly in Bethlehem where COVID-19 has hit the hardest. Palestinians face the double whammy of fighting the pandemic, while resisting the occupation that brings the military and Illegal Jewish Settlers into their space. You are about to hear a recent Skype conversation between Abed...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Abed Abusroar, Michael Spath, corona virus, COVID-19, pandemic,...
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In February, a federal lawsuit filed in Washington, DC, by 13 Palestinian and American activists accuses President Donald Trump and his Middle East adviser Jared Kushner of violating Palestinian civil and human rights. Also named in the suit are Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo; Miriam Adelson, the wife of billionaire settler financier Sheldon Adelson; Israeli lobby group the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC); and 13 others. The action targets...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Martin McMahon, lawsuit, Trump, Kushner, Netanyahu, Cuomo, Adelson,...
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A new book titled The Movement and the Middle East offers the first assessment of the controversial and ultimately debilitating role of the Arab-Israeli conflict among left-wing activists during a turbulent period of American history. Today we feature the author of that book, historian Michael Fischbach, speaking at the Palestine Center in Washington DC. Michael Fischbach shows how, as the 1970s wore on, the cleavages emerging within the American Left widened, weakening the Movement and leaving...
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This Week In Palestine is produced at WZBC-FM, a student operated radio station at Boston College. Due to the pandemic, Boston College students have been sent home and will not return until Autumn 2020. Therefore, programming has been suspended at WZBC for the immediate future. We welcome you to access our permanent archive at truthandjusticeradio.org: click on “This Week in Palestine Archive.” You’ll find our past broadcasts all the way back to 1-6-2008. Here are the three pieces we have...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, COVID-19, Bethlehem, Abed Abusroar, Al Rowwad, Aida Refugee Camp, Yasser...
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Mar 18, 2020 Host John Roberts
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Speaking at Tufts University, Professor Feldman takes a long look at Palestinian Refugee Camps. Palestinian refugees’ experience of protracted displacement is among the lengthiest in history. She explores this community’s engagement with humanitarian assistance over a seventy-year period and their persistent efforts to alter their present and future conditions. Her book is "Life Lived in Relief: Humanitarian Predicaments and Palestinian Refugee Politics" (UC Press, 2018).
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ilana Feldman, Palestinian Refugee Camps, protracted displacement, 70...
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We found a fascinating British show called "Head to Head", which features sort of a debate format. This particular week featured a discussion between Zionists Schlomo Ben Ami, and Paul Charney facing Palestinian attorney Diana Buttu and new historian and author, Avi Schlaim. It is moderated by Mehdi Hassan and takes place at the Oxford Union in the UK. See whether you notice any parallels between the so-called "Liberal Zionists," who do much of the talking in this episode,...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Head to head, Mehdi Hassan, Schlomo Ben Ami, Paul Charney, Diana Buttu,...
Today we take a long look at the history of Palestinian-Israeli negotiations from a man who was inside the room for many of those historic events, Khaled Elgindy. Elgindy was a nonresident senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings. He previously served as an advisor to the Palestinian leadership in Ramallah on permanent status negotiations with Israel from 2004 to 2009, and was a key participant in the Annapolis negotiations held throughout 2008. His most recent book is...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Khaled Elgindy, Palestinian-Israeli negotiations, Blind Spot, Balfour,...
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Today, as is the purpose of this program, you will hear from a couple of muted voices that speak truth to power. We feature journalist and author Max Blumenthal, a great journalist and author whose Middle East insights are prolific and insightful, but due to their honesty, are rarely given exposure any more in the mainstream media. We also feature Syracuse University professor and author Dr. Osama Khalil. They spoke at the Annual Conference at the Palestine Center last November on the so-called...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Max Blumenthal, Osama Khalil, Deal of the century, Palestine Center,...
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Feb 18, 2020 Host John Roberts
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It is said that converts are the best evangelists. In the case of Israeli author and activist, Miko Peled, that certainly is true. Born to a prominent Israeli military family, his father was a General who was a major figure in both wars against Palestine, in 1948 and 1967, but later in life became a critic of the Israeli state as he became aware of its rampant Zionism and apartheid. His son, Miko, has gone further, and has become a sharp critic of, and major spokesman against Zionist injustice....
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Miko Peled, the General's son, Zionism, apartheid, colonialism, Holy Land...
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The power of the Israeli lobby is manifesting itself all through American society today. It certainly has been felt locally, as Cambridge and Somerville experienced when activist groups tried diligently for months to get Israel-boycott legislation and resolutions through their City Councils only to witness a last minute blitzkrieg by the well-financed Israeli lobby that faced down both city councils. We also see the power of the Lobby in systematically flooding state legislatures all across the...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Walter Hixson, Israel Lobby, Israeli Lobby, Tom Abowd, BDS, Israel's Armor
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Dr. Slaughter has been collaborating with Health workers in Gaza and The West Bank for several years and serves on the Board of Gaza Mental Health Center Foundation. He has just returned from an International Health Conference In Palestine. We sat down with Bill to talk about the conference, his work, and his travels into and out of Gaza.
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Bill Slaughter, William Slaughter, Gaza, Missiles, Bad Water, March of...
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Jan 27, 2020 Host John Roberts
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Our featured speaker today is Joseph Massad, one of our clearest and most articulate voices. Massad discusses "Trump's Deal of the Century: the Final Phase of the Oslo Accords." Here's an informal summary of the "deal": (1) the PLO, or now, PA is designated as the sole representative of all Palestinians, of course snuffing out Hamas and all dissenters; then (2) in "exchange" for a devastating package of even more crippling one-sided concessions by the PA, all...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Joseph Massad, Trump, Deal of the Century, Oslo Accords, PLO, PA, Hamas,...
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Jan 21, 2020 Host John Roberts
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Today the Palestinian voice you will hear is that of our old friend Mazin Qumsiyeh speaking at the Community Church of Boston. Mazin has a doctorate in Biology, and taught at both Duke and Yale Universities, but is back in Palestine at Bethlehem University where he has founded the Palestine Natural History Museum. Mazin came to Cambridge to speak at the annual Science for Palestine Conference at MIT. Most of us know Mazin as an activist, but he is a passionate scientist who sees the...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Mazin Qumsiyeh, Community Church of Boston, Palestine Natural History...
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Today we finish our coverage of the November 12, 2019 Criminalizing Dissent Conference held at Umass Amherst. This was an enormously important conference, held despite the fact that the Zionist lobby as well as University officials tried to stop it from even happening. They were not successful, and with the help of a court order, the conference proceeded. The auditorium was packed, as was a similar conference held in the Spring of 2019, and as you will hear, this one was also challenged by...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Criminalizing Dissent, BDS, Zionist lobby, Linda Sarsour, Time Wise,...
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On November 12, 2019, Umass Amherst held its second blockbuster pro-Palestinian conference of the year taking on the Zionists lobby’s attempt to censor speech on American campuses. Last week we heard UMass Professor Sut Jhally, organizer of the event, followed by Linda Sarsour, moderator, and Omar Barghouty, co-founder of the BDS campaign. A capacity crowd was present, despite condemnation by university officials and right-wing pro-Israel pressure groups. The panel addressed mounting efforts...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Tim Wise, Cornel West, Dimi Khalidi, Linda Sarsour, BDS, Truth and...
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On November 12, 2019, Umass Amherst held its second blockbuster pro-Palestinian conference of the year taking on the Zionists lobby’s attempt to censor speech on American campuses. We hear Umass Professor Sut Jhally, organizer of the event, followed by Linda Sarsour, moderator, and Omar Barghouty, co-founder of the BDS campaign (via Skype). A capacity crowd was present, despite condemnation by university officials and right-wing pro-Israel pressure groups. The panel addressed mounting efforts...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Sut Jhally, Linda Sarsour, Omar Barghouty, BDS, Umass Amherst, Zionist...
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Nancy knows Gaza! She is co-founder of the Gaza Mental Health Foundation, a frequent traveler to the area, and much more. She has also led several delegations over the years to the West Bank. Here Nancy reports on Gazans' resiliency in the face of Israel's daily lethal and systemic cruelties against Gazans, and on the history of Hamas. In his article, Josh Ruebner names US Reps who now reject Israel's current fascist single state and ALSO the shopworn, now-impossible, two-state...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Nancy Murray, Gaza, Gaza Mental Health Foundation, Hamas, Josh Ruebner,...
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Today we feature Israeli historian Ilan Pappé speaking at the Cleveland Forum in Cleveland, Ohio. When it was announced that Pappé would be speaking at the Forum, the Israeli lobby went to work to discredit him, going so far as to call him “anti-semitic” and a “self-hating Jew” for the seminal work he has done to document, among other things, the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian population by the Israeli military in 1948. We are running Pappé’s full presentation, including the...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Ilan Pappé, Cleveland Forum, ethnic cleansing, antisemitic, self-hating...
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Bennis minces no words in this genuinely historical review, starting BEFORE the 1917 Balfour Declaration and running to the shameful present. She points out that USA support for the formation of Israel was fueled by antisemitism, including turning away ships loaded with Jewish refugees during the Hitler era. She describes the USA's fraudulent role as mediator of the "peace process" and its disastrous effects on Palestinians' struggle to survive. Bennis is a fellow of the Institute for...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Phyllis Bennis, 1917, Balfour Declaration, antisemitism, peace process,...
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Nov 28, 2019 Host John Roberts
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We recorded the presentation of a dear friend from the Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem, Abdelfattah Abusrour, PhD, known usually as Abed. Abed directs a cultural center in the Aida Camp, which goes by the name of al-Rowwad. Learn more about al-Rowwad at alrowwadusa.org. Abed has been coming to the Boston area ever since 2009, when the Cambridge Bethlehem People to People Project and Friends of al-Rowwad sponsored their theater company on a tour of the northeast, including at the Central Square...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Abed Abusrour, Abdelfattah Abusrour, Aida Camp, Aida Refugee Camp,...
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With caveats and apologies for poor sound quality, we bring you talks at Tree Of Life conferences by Cindy and Craig Corrie, the parents of Rachel Corrie, and author Mark Braverman. As most people know, in 2003 Rachel Corrie was killed by an Israeli bulldozer as she tried to defend a Palestinian home slated for demolition. Her mother and father have taken up her cause, working for Palestinian Rights. This brought them to the Tree of Life Conference in Harwich, MA, where they both spoke. Mark...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Tree Of Life, Cindy Corrie, Craig Corrie, Rachel Corrie, Mark Braverman,...
This week we are very proud to bring you the premier edition of a podcast developed by Tufts University professor and Palestinian activist Amahl Bishara and an intern graduate from Wesleyan University, Marshall Hanig. It's part of an oral history Project they are working on. Our very own host is one of the featured voices. Learning his remarkable story is an intimate treat for his longtime listeners and colleagues. The broadcast begins with an introduction by Marshall Hanig.
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Boston area activists, podcast, Truth and Justice Radio
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Today we feature Harvard Professor, Cornel West, giving the annual Edward Said memorial lecture sponsored by the Palestine Center in Washington DC. Edward Said, the outstanding Palestinian intellectual, author, and classical musician, taught at Columbia University for many years before his death in 2003. Cornel West and Edward Said were friends and colleagues for several years.
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Cornel West, Edward Said, Columbia University, Palestine Center, Truth...
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As Daoud points out, there has been little or no discussion of the impact of Israel's repression on Palestinian women, including those like herself who are citizens of Israel. In this talk at the Palestine Center in Washington DC, she discusses Palestinian women's forced role change from mothering to working -- for Jewish Israelis or their businesses. She discusses the resistance led by women during different phases since Israel’s inception. She also mentions her recent research on women in...
Topics: Sherif Fam, John Roberts, Suheir Daoud, Palestine Center, Palestinian Women Citizens of Israel,...